Fifth B.C. farm placed under quarantine due to avian flu outbreak

December 7, 2014 12:21 AM

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VANCOUVER — A fifth poultry farm has been placed under quarantine in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, where an estimated 140,000 birds are expected to be euthanized to contain the avian flu.

Canada’s chief veterinary officer, Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, says the virus has been confirmed at a second turkey farm in Abbotsford, after a producer volunteered to have the animals tested.

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